Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Empowered to Connect Conference!


Bringing Hope and Healing to Families

Show Hope is partnering with Empowered to Connect to present the Empowered to Connect Conference on April 13-14, 2018, in the Chicagoland area. Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care.

There will be several simulcast locations in the Chicagoland area.  Each day's sessions will run from 9am-5pm (check-in opens at 8am), with a one hour offsite lunch.

The Empowered to Connect Conference features Trust-Based Relational InterventionⓇ methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development to help bring attachment and connection in families. The content is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care, and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors and therapists, childcare providers, and extended family members.
Find more information about the conference here >

For inquiries regarding the Empowered to Connect Conference, please contact 615-550-5600 ext. 116.  If seating is available, tickets may be purchased at the door.

CHILDCARE: Please note that childcare will NOT be provided at this event.  Please make arrangements off-site for childcare.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: This program has previously been approved by the National Association of Social Workers and the National Board for Certified Counselors for 11 continuing education contact hours. Approval for the 2018 event is pending.

Have questions about Empowered to Connect Conference 2018- Chicago Metro? Contact Show Hope

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Adoption Information Meetings

Adoption Information meetings
Learn about our programs and services at a free orientation. Please call 708.385.4889 to RSVP.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Walk for Adoption!

Don't miss your opportunity to register for the 2017 Walk for Adoption Chicago and get a t-shirt included!

Registration for the 2017 Walk for Adoption Chicago including a T-shirt is ending soon!

When you register by September 12th, your Registration Fee includes the following:
AUTHENTIC Walk for Adoption Chicago T-shirt
Snacks and Lunch
Children's Activities
Access to Adoption Professionals
Fun and Games

Don't wait - the registration fee goes up starting September 13th 
and does not include a T-shirt.

For more information about Walk for Adoption Chicago, please visit our website. Check out our sponsors, Walk day activities and much more.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Foster Care Dialogue @ Allendale

 Foster Parent Rights and Responsibilities 
Implementation Plan Dialogue
Thursday, September 21st
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Allendale Association
 600 W Grand Ave, Lake Villa, IL 60046

Cheryl Stenzel, Ph.D., Director of Clinical and Community Services at Allendale, will facilitate a discussion on how the agency supports foster parents in their Rights and Responsibilities. This is an opportunity to be informed, ask questions and share input about the 2018 Foster Parent Law Implementation Plan.

Register for the training by calling Tammy Goodwin or Keri Beyer at Bradley Counseling Center, 847-356-3322 or and